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South Korea puts Olympics ahead of turning screws on North

President Moon suggests putting off US joint exercises until after Winter Games

HIROSHI MINEGISHI and TSUYOSHI NAGASAWA, Nikkei staff writers | China

SEOUL/WASHINGTON -- By proposing the option of postponing U.S. joint military drills until after the Winter Olympics, South Korean President Moon Jae-in is signaling a clear break from the "maximum pressure" allies in Tokyo and Washington seek to apply against North Korea.

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